What We Think vs. What We Say

IN SOME CIRCLES, that person would be called hypocritical or two-faced, and yes – even disingenuous. (Hey, look that one up in your Funk and Wagnall’s!) Think about it. How can a person say one thing aloud, while silently thinking its polar opposite? Well, first I’d say that it’s a pretty talented person who can do two things simultaneously, without getting confused. So my first impulse is to congratulate a duplicitous thinker-speaker, especially considering how closely our brains and our mouths are connected. Think it/say it – that’s the modus operandi for most folks. So I call it a fine
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“A Crowd-Pleaser of a Film”

I am thrilled for my friend, Mary Martin (yes, that really is her name), who brought the Jim White story to Disney and became Executive Producer of the newly-released film, McFarland, USA.  The reviews are awesome! Steve Pulaski of Influx Magazine says, “McFarland, USA is the best Disney sports film since Remember the Titans.” With a healthy 7.6/10 stars on IMDB.com, McFarland is a hit! See it this weekend while it’s still in the theaters. It’s a story worthy of the big screen. Here’s a link to the trailer. Enjoy! http://pro.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1301786137
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Patience Is A Virtue

IT TAKES at least eighteen years to civilize a kid. Twenty, if you’re lucky. Babies, for example, are oh-so-precious. But the first time Mama and Dada’s little bundle of joy goes on an inconsolable crying jag, screaming at decibels that make their parents’ teeth and their curtain rods rattle, new parents get a golden opportunity to become virtuous. For patience is a virtue, and it takes a plethora of patience to survive an infant’s crying jag with both your sanity and your baby intact. (Always good goals.) Wow, that’s so awesome, I hear you say. I – even I –
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Words, Lovely Words, and Exceedingly Lovely Words

MY FRIEND KERI spent her senior year in our guest bedroom. Her parents moved out of state the week before school started, but Keri wanted to spend her last year of high school with her friends. So we took her in. Keri and I both had the beloved Mr. Bolton for English, and we dutifully studied our S.A.T. vocabulary words together each week. We had fun competing, seeing how many vocab words we could use in one sentence at any time throughout the day. But the real challenge came when we decided it would be illegal to stop mid-sentence to breathe. “Your bellicose canine
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20% Off, till Mother’s Day!

MMQ is an AMAZON BESTSELLER!  For a full week in January, MMQ was #1 in Humor, #1 in Parenting and Family Humor, #1 in Parenting and Relationships, and #44 on Kindle, overall.  To celebrate, all print & audio editions of MMQ are 20% off, till MOTHER’S DAY. (Hint, hint.)  (Smile!)  With 22 full-page illustrations, the print editions make great gifts.  And the talented MMQ herself recorded the Audio Book.  Woo hoo! CLICK HERE
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